326

Date: 
Mar 22, 1972 - Mar 24, 1972
Location: 
Executive Office Building
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 326-1 Date: March 22, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:07 pm - 6:15 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with John D. Ehrlichman, H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman, John B. Connally, George P. Shultz, Herbert Stein, Donald Rumsfeld and Charles W. Colson. [Recording begins while the conversation is in progress; this is a continuation of Conversation No. 324-43] National economy -Pay Board -George Meany’s resignation -The President’s possible statement -Television -Reaction -The President’s view -Meany -Possible West Coast longshoremen strike -Press coverage -Labor members -Meany’s resignation -Effect on Democratic candidates -Hubert H. Humphrey -Edmund S. Muskie -Humphrey -Busing -Joint Economic Committee -Muskie -Leonard Woodcock -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson -The President’s possible statement -Format and timing James D. Hodgson -Woodcock Shultz left at an unknown time before 6:05 pm. National economy
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 326-1 (cont.)
-Pay Board -Meany’s resignation -The President’s possible response -Networks -Format and timing -Possible public perception -Forthcoming Cost of Living Council [COLC] meeting -Connally -Timing -George H. Boldt -Colson’s view -Statement -Rumsfeld’s view -Ronald L. Ziegler’s statement -COLC meeting -Timing -Ziegler’s possible statement -Ehrlichman’s view -Connally’s view -Boldt -Pay Board Shultz entered at an unknown time after 5:07 pm. -Price Commission -Woodcock’s possible resignation -Hodgson’s views -Frank E. Fitzsimmons -Public Pay Board -John T. Dunlop -Construction industry -Peter J. Brennan -Fitzsimmons -Hodgson’s view -International Brotherhood of Teamsters’ public image -Views -Construction industry -Relationship with Teamsters -Dunlop -Shultz’s view -COLC meeting
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 326-1 (cont.)
-Timing -The President’s possible statement -Ziegler -Colson’s view -Doug Johnson [?] -Rumsfeld -Shultz -Preparation -Long Statement -Television statement -William L. Safire -Stein’s forthcoming briefing -Composition -Virgil B. Day -Benjamin F. Biaggini -Rocco C. Siciliano -Biaggini -The President’s view -Fitzsimmons -Rumsfeld’s view -Day -Day -Rumsfeld’s view -Biaggini -The President’s view -Meany’s resignation -Administration response -The President’s view -Connally -Rumsfeld -Connally’s forthcoming speech to the Middlesex Club -Boston -Club -Television shows -Today -Size of audience compared to Meet the Press -Herbert E. Kaplow -Barbara Walters -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] Morning News -Meet the Press -Marshall Green
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 326-1 (cont.)
-Today -Connally’s possible appearance -Timing -The President’s forthcoming press conference -Meany’s attendance record -Meany’s resignation -Administration response -Television shows -Today -Timing of Connally’s appearance -Network news -National Broadcasting Company [NBC] -Location -Meet the Press -Possible replacement of Green with Rumsfeld -The President’s forthcoming meeting with Green -Humphrey, Muskie -Administration’s response -The President’s schedule -Green Ehrlichman, Connally, Shultz, Rumsfeld, and Colson left at 6:05 pm. Steins’s briefing technique -The President’s view National economy -The President’s program -Consumer Price Index [CPI] -Wage and price controls -Success -Possible freeze on food prices -Stein’s view -Farmers -Meat -Cattle -Hogs Council of Economic Advisors [CEA] -Marina von N. Whitman -Stein’s view
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 326-1 (cont.)
-Schedule -Speeches -Ezra Solomon -The President’s view -Stein’s possible speech on wage and price controls Stein left at 6:08 pm. The President’s schedule -Forthcoming COLC meeting -Forthcoming meeting with Green -Henry A. Kissinger’s views -Green’s possible press statement -State Department -Shanghai Communique -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Haldeman’s view -William P. Rogers -Taiwan, Republic of China -Green’s forthcoming appearance on Meet the Press -Florida -Press conference -The President’s view -Meany -Camp David -Press conference -Pay Board story -International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] -Haldeman’s schedule -Press conference -Patrick J. Buchanan views -George C. Wallace -ITT Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 6:08 pm. Instructions Sanchez left at an unknown time before 6:15 pm. The President’s forthcoming press conference -Responses
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 326-1 (cont.)
-ITT -Life magazine story -Peter M. Flanigan -Ziegler -Harry S. Truman, Franklin D. Roosevelt The President and Haldeman left at 6:15 pm.
Conversation No. 326-2 Date: March 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:20 am and 9:38 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with John D. Ehrlichman. News summary -Unknown person -Resignation -Possible press conference question -Elliot Richardson -Unknown man
Conversation No. 326-3 Date: March 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:20 am and 9:38 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 22-10]
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 326-4 Date: March 24, 1972 Time: 9:38 am - 9:45 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Charles W. Colson. An unknown person entered and left at an unknown time between 9:38 am and 9:45 am. [See Conversation No. 22-11; one item has been withdrawn from this conversation]
Conversation No. 326-5 Date: March 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:45 am and 9:50 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. Report -Borders -British -Delivery Manolo Sanchez entered the room at an unknown time between 9:45 am and 9:50 am.
Conversation No. 326-6 Date: March 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:45 am and 9:50 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 326-5 (cont.)
Unknown item Sanchez left at an unknown time before 9:50 am.
Conversation No. 326-7 Date: March 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:45 am and 9:50 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Haldeman’s schedule -Meeting with the President
Conversation No. 326-8 Date: March 24, 1972 Time: 9:50 am - 10:45 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Pay Board -George Meany’s resignation -Charles W. Colson’s efforts -Clark MacGregor’s possible effort -Congress -Statements by Michael J. Mansfield and Jacob K. Javits International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] -Colson’s efforts John B. Connally
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Comments on Today -Meany’s resignation from the Pay Board -Food prices -Meat prices -Earl L. Butz -Farm prices -Retailers -Transportation costs -Meany’s resignation from the Pay Board -Meany’s attendance at Pay Board meetings -Meany’s conversation with George H. Boldt -Effect -Tone -News summary -The President’s view -Performance -Herbert G. Klein -Comments regarding Meany’s resignation from Pay Board -Interview technique -Reaction of Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman and George P. Shultz -The President’s view -Irving R. Levine [?] -Previous call to Haldeman -Jews -Arthur F. Burns, Hobart Rowan, Nathaniel Samuels -Burns -The President’s view -Edmund S. Muskie -Forthcoming call from Haldeman -Secretary Anti-Semitism -Haldeman’s view The President’s schedule -Camp David Middle East -The President’s forthcoming memorandum to Henry A. Kissinger -Soviet Union -John N. Mitchell
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 326-8 (cont.)
-Kissinger’s advice in 1970 -Israel -Elections An unknown person entered and left at an unknown time between 9:50 am and 10:45 am. -Andrei A. Gromyko’s offer -Soviet presence in Egypt -Israel -Kissinger’s response -1972 election -Jews -Democrats -The President’s forthcoming visit with Leonid I. Brezhnev -Soviet presence in Egypt -Mediterranean -Israel -Kissinger -The President’s view -Jews -Mitchell -Max M. Fisher -Golda Meir’s statements regarding the President -Support for the President -Effect on US policy -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Soviet Union -Mediterranean -Oil -Israel -Barry M. Goldwater -US relationship with Arabs -United Arab Republic [UAR] -Oil -The President’s forthcoming visit to the Soviet Union -Opportunity to alter Us policy -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Soviet presence in the Middle East -Israeli occupation of territory -Compared to Okinawa -Japan
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 326-8 (cont.)
-Pearl Harbor -The President’s forthcoming memorandum to Kissinger -Camp David Jews -Media -Haldeman’s view -Mitchell -Views regarding the President -Anti-Semitic vote Middle East -The President’s forthcoming memorandum to Kissinger -Timing -US policy Jews -President’s forthcoming trip to the Soviet Union -Pressure regarding Israel -Burns -Leonard Garment -Fisher -Support for the President News media -Television coverage of the President’s previous statement on Meany -American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] -Ronald L. Ziegler’s expectations -ABC -Length of statement -Reaction -Consumer Price Index [CPI] Connally -Comments on Today -National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] -Haldeman’s view -Charts -The President’s view -Schedule
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 326-8 (cont.)
Federal Reserve Board -Appointments -Roles of Burns and Connally -Haldeman’s previous conversation with Shultz -Shultz’s previous conversation with Burns -Frederic V. Malek’s role -Burns’s role in approving appointments -The President’s role -Malek -Burns -Connally -Shultz Connally -The President’s view -Haldeman’s view MacGregor -House members News summary -ITT -James O. Eastland’s committee’s activities -San Diego -Haldeman’s view Media coverage of administration -The President’s view -Haldeman’s view -Sherman Adams -Harry H. Vaughn -Robert C. Wilson, Robert H. Finch, Herbert G. Klein -The President’s view -Sheraton Hotels Connally Administration’s activities -Drugs -[Pay Board] -Staff morale
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 326-8 (cont.)
-The President’s previous statement regarding Meany -Haldeman’s view -Drugs Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] -FBI experts compared to external experts The President’s instructions -Russell A. Kirk -Robert A. Nisbet The President’s schedule -Possible press meeting with China experts -Ziegler’s views -Soviet Union -Wives -Press conferences -Value -Timing -Camp David -Gridiron dinner -Television -The President’s forthcoming trip to the Soviet Union -Possible fireside talk on drugs -Timing -Preparation -The President’s view -Format -Telephones -Radio talks -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Emil (“Bus”) Mosbacher, Jr.’s talk with Haldeman -Gridiron dinner Supreme Court -Mitchell The President’s schedule -Press conferences -Timing -Vacations
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 326-8 (cont.)
-Democratic National Convention -Republican National Convention -Marvin L. Kalb -Kissinger -Soviet Union trip -Ziegler Kissinger’s schedule -Chicago, Houston, Dallas -Television talk shows -Connally -Texas -Houston -Dallas-Ft. Worth -Kalb -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Size of television audience -Treatment of the administration William P. Rogers -Kissinger -Comments regarding Arthur K. Watson Watson -Incident on airplane -Public reaction towards President -Bible Belt -Haldeman’s view -Frank F. Church’s comments -Chinese -Rogers Haldeman left at 10:45 am.
Conversation No. 326-9 Date: March 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:45 am and 12:54 pm
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 326-8 (cont.)
Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Note for John B. Connally -Rose Mary Woods
********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 12s ]
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Conversation No. 326-10 Date: March 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:45 am and 12:54 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown man. Briefing book -Instructions on binding The unknown man left at an unknown time before 12:54 pm.
Conversation No. 326-11
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 326-9 (cont.)
Date: March 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:45 am and 12:54 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 **********************************************************************
Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:54 pm.
Conversation No. 326-12 Date: March 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:45 am and 12:54 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown person.
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END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
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Conv. No. 326-11 (cont.)
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The unknown person left at an unknown time before 12:54 pm.
Conversation No. 326-13 Date: March 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:45 am and 12:54 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez
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END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 **********************************************************************
Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:54 pm.
Conversation No. 326-14 Date: March 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:45 am and 12:54 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person.
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
An unknown man’s location
Conversation No. 326-15 Date: March 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:45 am and 12:54 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 22-12]
Conversation No. 326-16 Date: March 24, 1972 Time: 12:54 pm - 1:12 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 22-13; one item has been withdrawn from this conversation]
Conversation No. 326-17 Date: March 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:12 pm and 1:16 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Pending legislation -Section 315 on equal time
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 326-17 (cont.)
-The President’s previous call to Charles W. Colson -Democrats -Possible candidate debates -Television -Minor candidates -The President’s view Peter M. Flanigan -John D. Ehrlichman
Conversation No. 326-18 Date: March 24, 1972 Time: 1:16 pm - 1:17 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Ronald L. Ziegler. [See Conversation No. 22-15]
Conversation No. 326-19 Date: March 24, 1972 Time: 1:24 pm - 2:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. The President’s forthcoming press conference -Possible topics -Patrick J. Buchanan -Northern Ireland -Press coverage Public relations
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 326-19 (cont.)
-John B. Connally’s previous Today appearance -Donald Rumsfeld’s previous Meet the Press appearance The President’s forthcoming press conference -The President’s possible demeanor -Ziegler’s view -Connally -National economy -Pay Board -Judiciary Committee -Michael J. Mansfield -Vote on Richard G. Kleindienst’s nomination National news items -Herbert Stein’s statement -Ziegler’s view -Food prices -Price Commission -Connally’s statement -Unknown person [Hubert H. Humphrey?] -Productivity Commission -Busing -Detroit -Stephen J. Roth -Moratorium -Department of Justice -New York banks’ prime rate -Unknown bank -First National Bank The President talked with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman at an unknown time between 1:24 pm and 1:28 pm. [Conversation No. 326-19A] National economy -New York banks’ prime rate -Connally [End of telephone conversation]
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 326-19 (cont.)
The President’s forthcoming press conference -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Statement in New Orleans -Vice Presidency -The President’s view -Politics -Primaries -George C. Wallace -Campaign spending -Buchanan’s view -Wallace -Section 315 regarding equal time -Possible debates -Howard H. Baker, Jr.’s equity amendment Haldeman talked with the President between 1:28 pm and 1:29 pm. [Conversation No. 326-19B] [See Conversation No. 22-16] [End of telephone conversation] The President’s forthcoming press conference -Politics -Possible debates -The President’s view -Timing of political speeches -Debates -The President’s forthcoming trip to the Soviet Union -Press interest -Itinerary -Agenda -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] - Trade -International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] case -Peter M. Flanigan -Thomas F. Eagleton’s attack -Ziegler’s statements -Richard W. McLaren’s statements -Chile
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 326-19 (cont.)
-Statement Department -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Sherman Adams -Harry S. Truman -Alger Hiss -Harry H. Vaughn -Scandals -Proof of charges -Harry S. Truman Press -Ziegler’s forthcoming list -The President’s view -Television -Radio -Nicholas P. Thimmesch -Frank van der Linden -Richard (“Dick”) Wilson -Clark R. Mollenhoff -Wire services -Frank Cormier -Ziegler’s view -Helen Thomas -Gaylord Shaw -Preparation The President’s forthcoming press conference -Schedule -Timing -Length -Jim Deakin -Cormier Unknown man -Views of the press -Busing -Liberals
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 326-19 (cont.)
Unknown man [George C. Wallace?] -Tax reform -Democratic presidential candidates -Combined tenure in Senate -Inactivity The President’s forthcoming press conference -National economy -Price control -Consumer Price Index [CPI] -George Meany -Leonard Woodcock -Busing legislation -South -School bus accident -Separate but equal education -Ziegler’s statement regarding the President’s views -Brown vs. the Topeka Board of Education -The President’s view -Ziegler’s view -George P. Shultz’s views The President’s schedule -Press conferences -Frequency -The President’s forthcoming trip to the Soviet Union -Democratic National Convention -The President’s view -Ziegler’s conversation with Haldeman -Format -Timing and location -Democratic National Convention -Republican National Convention -San Clemente -Democratic National Convention -The President’s view -Staff schedules -Youth -Possible international press conference -The President’s forthcoming trip to the Soviet Union -Ziegler’s conversation with Haldeman
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 326-19 (cont.)
-The President’s demeanor -Compared to Connally’s demeanor -Meany -Charts Agnew -Press coverage -Statements to press -California -ITT -Ziegler’s view -Defensiveness -Press coverage The President’s forthcoming press conference -National economy -The President’s program -Price controls -Humphrey, Meany -Food prices -Price Commission -Middlemen -Farmers -Ziegler’s view -Pay Board -Inflation Ziegler left at 2:00 pm.
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 326-20 Date: March 24, 1972 Time: 2:05 pm - 2:06 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Ronald L. Ziegler. [See Conversation No. 22-18]
Conversation No. 326-21 Date: March 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:06 pm and 2:22 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 22-19]
Conversation No. 326-22 Date: March 24, 1972 Time: 2:22 pm - 2:23 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Edward J. Gurney. [See Conversation No. 22-20]